Hybrid bikes are the latest trend in the bicycle market. They are the blend of many bikes out there. A few years back there were only two common type of bikes, the road bikes and the mountain bikes. That has changed now with the hybrid bikes.
Hybrid bikes are the combination of major bike types. So they combine best features of all the major bike categories. They have the features of mountain bikes, road bikes, touring bikes etc. These bikes have the upright seating position of a mountain bike but a smooth and narow width tires of a road bike. They are suitable for both off road as well as on road.
There are many types of hybrid bike that you can get. Of course hybrid bikes for men are different than hybrid bikes for women. Hybrid bikes come in many different shapes and sizes. They are also different in terms of the features that they offer. Some hybrid bikes may have shocks absorber and suspension, while others wont. Some may have a comfort seat while other many not. Some may have a light frame, other may have a heavier and durable frame. Some may have accessories like baskets, pannier and lights etc, other may not.
Hybrid bikes are the major trend in the bike market. After all who does not want to have the best of both worlds? The ability to ride on any terrain and also travel fast while on plain road is quite worth it.
Some of the best hybrid bikes are super comfortable. They are also called hybrid comfort bikes. These bikes have shock absorbers under the seat and also have minimal design and gears. These are the bikes that you want to take out for a leisure tour of your neighborhood.
There are also many brands that manufacture these bikes. Some of the well known include Giant, Trek, Schwinn, Diamondback etc